Fillmore County Journal
We are all in this together, as has been said many times over the past nine months.
With the holidays approaching, this can be a very lonely time of year for many people. And, the restrictions brought on by the pandemic will only add to that loneliness, as families are discouraged from getting together due to the spread of COVID.
One thing that has concerned me with the pandemic is the lack of human interaction. Parents used to be worried about their children having too much screen time. Now, we require our children to have a full seven hours of screen time in order to attend school.
We don’t want for this to become the new normal. People need people. I’m talking about face-to-face. Extroverts and introverts alike.
With these upcoming holidays, it will be an important time for people to make phone calls to friends and family, and maybe even figure out how to use Zoom or Facetime.
I am optimistic that we are turning the corner on this pandemic. There is light at the end of the tunnel, I have to believe.
Even though there may be times when we feel isolated due to this pandemic, we are not alone. We just need to check in on others to make sure they know someone cares about them.
Once we get to the finish line of this pandemic, we can look forward to a better year in 2021, right? And, 2020 will be in our rearview mirror.